I’ve stated it many times before, one of the things that makes me proudest to be a Disney fan is the way the company treats animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and beyond via various Disney Conservation programs. This unprecedented time of closure at Walt Disney World due to Coronavirus concerns is no different.
Dr. Mark Penning, Vice President of Disney’s Animals, Science & Entironment has recorded a video to show how Disney is caring for the wildlife across all of Walt Disney World:
Disney cares for thousands of animals across its parks and resorts. You’re probably familiar with the four main savannas and trails of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom Lodge. It also has animals the Seas pavilion at EPCOT.
For instance, the Animal Nutrition Center at Disney’s Animal Kingdom provides high quality animal nutrition as part of the veterinary services preventive health care program. The Animal Nutrition team prepares more than 1,500 individual or group diets daily and delivers more than 10,000 pounds of food to the animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge daily.
According to Dr. Mark, Disney continues to follow state and federal guidelines to ensure the health and safety of its dedicated animal care team as well.
We’d love to see some live streams from Walt Disney World showing animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and EPCOT as they go about their day. But even this video showing how the care continues is great.